May 16-18, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT | Chicago
This program is directed to patent attorneys, litigation attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number, or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is also presented to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation. The clinics offer a unique supplement to the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide to less-experienced attorneys and agents.
What you will learn
This three-day program will feature lectures each morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon. Both the lecture sessions and the clinics will follow the patent application process – from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution and issuance (Day 2) and into litigation (Day 3).
The lectures are designed to provide a review of the patent preparation and prosecution process and explain:
Who Should Attend
Patent attorneys, patent agents, technical advisors and patent liaisons with no or very little patent prosecution experience will benefit from this program.
Sponsored by: Practising Law Institute